ND Technology Center

160511_0858Notre Dame’s up-to-date Technology Center is housed in a newly renovated lab on the top floor of the school. It includes 36 workstations, 10 iMacs, and 30 iPads for staff and student use, while centrally controlled by three servers running on Windows Server 2012 R2, connected both wired and wirelessly on the network. Applications include Microsoft Office Suite, including Word, Power Point, Publisher, and Excel, where students are able to learn work-related corporate tools in modern real-world settings. For creative enterprises, Notre Dame students are introduced to Adobe Creative Suite, including Photoshop, Illustrator, Dreamweaver, and Animate.

Each student has a personal Windows account along with a Google Chez Nous account where they may save classroom work files using Google Drive and other Google apps such as Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides. A Technology Literacy class offered during freshman year helps students learn practical applications of computers and mobile devices for schoolwork and everyday tasks, in addition to teaching them the importance of responsible digital citizenship in a world where people’s lives are becoming increasingly digitized.

An introductory course to computer science is offered for the first time this year to juniors that will teach students the programming language Python. The course will consist of interactive video lectures, programming exercises, projects, and exams, while students participate in online discussion forums.

A Robotics Course offered in senior year gives students the chance to gain knowledge of programming, basic robotics, and engineering concepts, with tangible end results in the form of task-ready robots they construct themselves.

The computer room is open five days a week, with hours corresponding to the six-day cycle.